19 Jul 2019
Building Management Automation Technology aiding housing projects to reduce cost and improve safety
Intelligent Building Management Automation (BMS) is enabling reduction in operating cost while improving staff productivity and safety and security, undoubtedly proving to be a small investment, with valuable long term benefits. One such adoption of BMS Technology is recently undertaken by Lokhandwala Group, who has developed several prestigious projects in Mumbai and Dubai, covering over 30 million sq ft.
In their recent, Project Victoria in Worli, Mumbai, the group has enabled a smarter lifestyle in all individual apartments through Smart Automation. This 44-storeyed tower, with four-BHKs and penthouses is indeed the personification of luxury living in Mumbai. However, this project goes beyond individual apartments, and extends automation to the entire building level with the deployment of an intelligent BMS.
The Intelligent BMS System is deployed by BuildTrack, one of the leading brands in smart automation and IoT products and solutions enables smart lighting controls, and it monitors sensors for safety (fire, gas leak, intrusion detection) from all apartments at a central monitoring location. The BMS monitors the working of all motors and pumps and indicates the working status of the elevators in the building. The automation also enables RFID based vehicle entry – exit system which allows Vehicle identification and controlling the speed limits. Not only does each apartment has a video door phone system that allows residents to see who is at the door, but the same system is enabled at a building level that allows connection to a lobby level video door phone that can be used by visitors before they enter the building .
Overall, the BMS software based platform helps the building to build efficiency and cut energy usage compared to conventional buildings. The building managers too, get to respond quickly to safety events or for addressing issues that building assets like elevators, motors, pumps, all controlled seamlessly through one central system.
Indeed, BMS can help meet regulatory compliance as well ensure health, safety and satisfaction. Automation the next level of growth in India!